CYBERTRON
Last Updated: 3/17/07
CryoScourge guest comments added, Key Code info updated on everything that was missing it.
The Hunt For The Planet Keys


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    Following Energon about as well as Energon followed Armada (i.e. same characters in theory, but a lot of little changes), Cybertron is also known as Galaxy Force in Japan. The new gimmick is the "Planet Key" that plugs into a toy and triggers something, much like Mini-Cons triggered things in Armada, if in a more bulky way.

    Note, some of these names may change before the actual toy comes out. I'll also add more details to the listings when I get the toys, or as I come across them (details like faction and planet).
   If you're interested in making a nicer poster out of the catalogs, it costs $3 plus tax to get one laminated and trimmed (soft matte lamination) at Kinko's. An extra buck to get hard glossy lamination, although that style can't be rolled for storage.

   In response to some discussion on the AllSpark, I've come up with a little essay on "Tachymers", the material that Speedian tires are made of.


LEGENDS OF CYBERTRON
    A $4 sub-basic price point, with smaller versions of other toys (not as small as Spychangers, tho) available only through "lesser" chains like Walgreens or Meijer. Much like Heroes of Cybertron. Bleh. Also available at Kohl's department stores, but they don't get full waves, and charge $5. The name has finally been confirmed as Legends of Cybertron.

WAVE ONE - REVIEW

  • Megatron - Only the car mode, no jet (not even as a fan mode).
  • Optimus Prime - Only the front part, no trailer.
  • Starscream - Futuristic Jet.
  • Hot Shot - Race Car.
WAVE TWO - REVIEW
  • Scourge - Three-headed dragon.
  • Jetfire - Not-so-futuristic Jet.
  • Evac - Helicopter. With fenestron!
  • Leobreaker - Lion. Cannot connect to Prime.
WAVE THREE - REVIEW
  • Galvatron - Megatron recolor.
  • Soundwave - Stealth fighter.
  • Red Alert - The military missile truck version.
  • Vector Prime - Starship.
WAVE FOUR - REVIEW
  • Thundercracker - Sukhoi jet, only new mold of the wave.
  • Sunstorm - Starscream recolor.
  • Optimus Prime - Darker recolor (to be seen as Galaxy Force Optimus Prime as a Leader Class recolor).
  • Hot Shot - recolored in Excellion scheme, but not renamed.
MINI-CON VERSUS
    A new $5 price point for major retailers (LoC being for alternative retailers), these are Mini-Con two-packs set up in a "versus" format like the Battle in a Box toys (or the numerous Japanese versus packs). The first two waves will be recolors (and will be used to help snap back some trademarks or protect them), but if the price point does well Hasbro has said they might make new Mini-Cons, including beast mode ones. It's looking like the third wave will also be recolors, and most or all of the fourth wave.

WAVE ONE - REVIEW. Recolors of Air Military and Land Military Teams. (Review modified 1/12/06, I realized I'd compared to the Universe recolors of the Air Military team, not the original.)

  • Shockwave vs. Tankor - Terradive and Wreckage.
  • Sky Lynx vs. Thunderblast - Gunbarrel and Bonecrusher.
  • Razorclaw vs. Steamhammer - Thunderwing and Knock Out.
WAVE TWO - REVIEW. Recolors of Adventure and Destruction Teams.
  • Scattorbrain vs. Monocle - Iceberg and Drill Bit.
  • Payload vs. Ascentor - Ransack and Dualor.
  • Kobushi vs. Landslide - Dune Runner and Buzzsaw.
WAVE THREE - REVIEW. Recolors of the Energon Saber and Emergency Teams.
  • Sunstorm vs. Checkpoint - Wreckage vs. Prowl.
  • Thrust vs. Anti-Blaze - Scattor vs. Firebot.
  • Ramjet vs. Scythe - Skyboom vs. Makeshift.
WAVE FOUR - REVIEW. Recolors of the Space Team and the Energon version of the Street Action Team. Review based on pictures of the package backs, except for Blastcharge vs. High Wire, which I barely found worth buying.
  • Scrap Iron vs. Grindor - Astroscope vs. Grindor.
  • Blastcharge vs. High Wire - Payload vs. High Wire.
  • Backblast vs. Sureshock - Sky Blast vs. Sureshock.
BASICS
    These are officially known as Scout Class in Cybertron, and continue to include Mini-Con three-packs in addition to single figures. A series of Mini-Con two-packs are confirmed, but it's not yet known what price point they'll sell at.

WAVE ONE - REVIEW

  • Scattorshot - Halftrack missile truck. Autobot. Planet Earth. Backpack review (Galaxy Force version).
  • Ransack - Motorcycle. Decepticon. Planet Speed. NOTE: There's some evidence that the rear wheel struts were installed on the wrong sides. Swapping them prevents the trike mode from working, but makes the regular vehicle mode look better. Click here for diagrams and explanations. Getting the pins out is VERY hard, and may require abusing tools in ways they weren't intended.
  • Overhaul - Offroad SUV. Autobot. Planet Jungle. (Yeah, Jungle. He's a Cybertronian assigned to Jungle, and gets reborn as Leobreaker. And he has claws.)
WAVE TWO - REVIEW
  • Clocker - Race car. Autobot. Planet Speed.
  • Hardtop - Desert offroad vehicle. Planet Earth.
  • Recon Mini-Con Team - Jolt (Helicopter), Reverb (truck), SixSpeed (race car). Autobot loyalty. Universal Planet (they show all four symbols in the catalog, which is referred to as Giant Planet in some places, and Universal in others). Micron Booster Set review, Japanese versions of the three, plus Vector Prime's partner.
WAVE THREE - REVIEW
  • Undermine - Raptor/Spinosaur blend. Decepticon. Planet Jungle. Dino Shout review (Galaxy Force version).
  • Brakedown - Drag racer. Autobot. Planet Speed. An old coot who is mentoring Clocker.
  • Armorhide - Cabover semitractor, new mold for U.S. Autobot. Planet Earth.
WAVE FOUR - REVIEW
  • Street Speed Mini-Con Team - Recolors of Armada set, with character names unchanged but extensive remolding. Spiral is red, Oval is blue and Backtrack is yellow. Autobot. Planet Speed.
  • Brushguard - Recolor of Overhaul. Decepticon. Planet Earth.
  • Backstop - Rhino. Autobot. Planet Jungle. Delightfully bad, it grows on you.
  • Wreckloose - Weird lizard thing with antlers. Decepticon. Planet Jungle. Another new mold for the U.S.
WAVE FIVE - AKA the "take a breather" wave. REVIEW.
  • Swerve - Clocker repaint. Autobot. Planet Speed.
  • Swindle - Hardtop repaint. Decepticon. Planet Earth.
WAVE SIX - REVIEW
  • Lugnutz - Touring motorcycle. Decepticon. Planet Earth. A beatnik on the road, daddy-o. He's got a howl for ya RIGHT HERE. Sadly, more of a surfer dude in the cartoon.
  • Scrapmetal - Spider tank. Decepticon/Terrorcon. Decepticon Cybertron. Essentially the red Ramble from Galaxy Force with slightly darker red paint.
WAVE SEVEN - REVIEW
  • Repugnus - Red and yellow recolor of Undermine. Autobot. Jungle Planet. Leads a splinter faction that's not so much Autobot as "not following Scourge".
  • Shortround - Armored hovercraft. Decepticon. Planet Earth. Eager to please geek and lackey of Thunderblast.
WAVE EIGHT - REVIEW
  • Ransack GTS - Black, white, green and gold recolor of Ransack. Decepticon. Speed Planet. He's in disguise.
  • Giant Planet Mini-Con Team - All new molds. Decepticon. Giant Planet.
    • Deepdive: Attack submarine
    • Longarm: Crane truck
    • Overcast: Possibly amphibious cargo jet
WAVE NINE - REVIEW (plus Giant Planet map)
  • Brakedown GTS - Kup-colored upgrade of Brakedown. At one point was going to be called Kup, to judge from the Key Code image. Autobot. Speed Planet.
  • Scrapmetal - Yellow version (the one I called Riot in Ramble version). Decepticon. Cybertron Decepticon Planet.
WAVE TEN - REVIEW
  • Shadow Recon Mini-Con Team - Clear plastic recolors of the Recon Mini-Con Team. Pretty.
  • Hightail - Recolor of Lugnutz. Cincinnati Bearcat fan.
DELUXES
    Still called Deluxe in Cybertron.

WAVE ONE - REVIEW

  • Hot Shot - Race car. Autobot. Planet Speed.
  • Dirt Boss - Monster Truck. Decepticon. Planet Speed. Inch Up review (Galaxy Force version).
  • Thundercracker - Jet (Sukhoi Su-35). Decepticon. Planet Earth.
  • Landmine - Power shovel. Autobot. Planet Earth.
WAVE TWO - REVIEW.
  • Red Alert - Emergency SUV. Autobot. Planet Earth.
  • Override - Race car. Autobot. Leader of Planet Speed.
WAVE THREE - REVIEW. "Pure" wave 3 toys do not come with DVDs, but don't seem to be shipping to major brick and mortar stores in the U.S.
  • Snarl - Wolf. Autobot. Planet Jungle. Touched up version: took care of the color issues with some dry brushing and watered-down paint wash.
  • Sideways - Aerospace fighter. Autobot/Decepticon. Planet X.
WAVE THREE-A - REVIEW. AKA Wave 3.5. Remold wave, remolding is mostly just new heads and replacing Mini-Con live hardpoints with Key slots. These come with DVDs of "Hidden". Wave 3 toys are shipping in the same cases, with DVDs. This review covers the DVD and the Earth Map.
  • Blurr - Remolded Armada Blurr. Autobot. Speed.
  • Longrack - Remolded Armada Hoist, with a head reminiscent of Beast Wars Neo's Longrack. Autobot. Cybertron Autobot key.
  • Buzzsaw - Remolded Armada Cyclonus in yellow and purple. Decepticon. Cybertron Decepticon key.
  • Runamuck - Remolded Armada Sideswipe in Big Daddy muscle car colors. Decepticon. Earth.
WAVE FOUR - REVIEW
  • Brimstone - Pteranodon. Decepticon. Jungle Planet.
  • Thunderblast - Attack boat. Decepticon. Earth.
  • Crosswise - Bugatti Veyron sports car. Autobot (Mercenary). Earth.
WAVE FIVE - REVIEW
  • Cybertron Defense Hot Shot - Four-wheeled armored vehicle. Autobot. Cybertron Autobot.
  • Downshift - 70s muscle car. Autobot. Earth.
WAVE SIX - REVIEW
  • Excellion - Hot Shot repainted in Energon Rodimus colors. Autobot. Speed.
  • Override GTS - A darker color-shifted repaint of Override. Autobot. Speed.
WAVE SEVEN - REVIEW
  • Cannonball - Black and gold pirate recolor of Red Alert. Decepticon. Earth.
  • Skywarp - Purple and gray recolor of Thundercracker. Decepticon. Earth.
WAVE EIGHT - REVIEW
  • Optimus Prime - Black, red and gray recolor of Deluxe Armada Optimus Prime, with no Mini-Con. Instead, his Planet Key has a Mini-Con connector. Autobot. Cybertron.
  • Demolishor - Green and brown recolor of Armada Demolishor, same lack of Mini-Con. Decepticon. Cybertron.
  • Unicron - A sort of tank thing made from planet pieces. Decepticon (no symbol on him, though). Planet X.
WAVE NINE - REVIEW
  • Optimus Prime - Brown and tan recolor of Beast Wars 10th Anniversary Optimus Primal.
  • Megatron - Green and purple recolor of Beast Wars 10th Anniversary Megatron.
  • Smokescreen - G1 Smokescreen color scheme applied to Crosswise.

MEGAS
    The Mega class is called Voyager Class in Cybertron, and has a $20 price point.

WAVE ONE - REVIEW

  • Vector Prime - Spaceship with Mini-Con Safeguard. This is apparently the only Mini-Con equipped figure in the line, at least initially. Autobot, may actually be a reinterpretation of the Last Autobot from TF G1 #80 (original series). Autobot. Universal Key.
  • Crumplezone - Trike racer (one small front wheel, two large rear wheels). Decepticon. Planet Speed. Lenny to Ransack's George. Or BB to Ransack's BWII Starscream.
WAVE TWO - REVIEW of Mudflap and Leobreaker
  • Mudflap - Construction vehicle (picture G1 Onslaught with a crane instead of cannons and you're close). Decepticon. Planet Earth.
  • Leobreaker - Lion, can attach to Prime as a weapon arm. Autobot. Planet Jungle.
  • Starscream vs. Vector Prime - REVIEW. A Toys R Us Exclusive two-pack, not really part of Wave Two, but released at about the same time. Same Vector Prime as Wave One, but it's the Galaxy Force Voyager sized Starscream in new colors.
WAVE THREE - REVIEW
  • Evac - Eurocopter Dauphin rescue helicopter. Autobot. Key guardian for Planet Earth. Yep, he's it for the wave. Packed with older toys. Evac also shows up in boxes with wave 4.
WAVE FOUR - REVIEW
  • Cybertron Defense Scattorshot - Big ol' missile truck. Autobot. Cybertron Autobot key. AKA Backgild in GF.
  • Dark Crumplezone - Massively remolded Crumplezone. Decepticon. Speed Planet. Called Arm Bullet in the GF show, but not available as a toy there.
WAVE FIVE - REVIEW
  • Soundwave with Laserbeak - Sort of a F-117 fighter, all greebled up. Has several pods which turn into weapons or into Laserbeak. Decepticon. Planet X. A clear G1 homage.
WAVE SIX - Sorta Review
  • Nemesis Breaker - black and teal recolor of Leobreaker, supposedly attaches to Galvatron's shoulder. Not buying it, but I put up some info.
WAVE SEVEN - REVIEW
  • Quickmix with Stripmine - Cement mixer truck with Mini-Con. Like Arm Bullet, based on a character who is in the show but was not released as a toy in Japan (only a monochrome prototype shown at BotCon). Stripmine is a drill on treads. Autobot. Giant Planet. Ships with several older toys. Wave 8 will also be Quickmix with other older toys and a recolor of Vector Prime (a closed-box review of Galaxy Force Vector Prime now added).
ULTRA
    Still called Ultra, the $25 (or so) price point.

WAVE ONE - REVIEW

  • Scourge - Three-headed dragon. Decepticon. Leader of Planet Jungle. It's a daikaiju, rar!
  • Jetfire - Cargo jet. Autobot. Planet Earth. Picked up an Aussie accent on Nebulon.
WAVE TWO - REVIEW
  • Dark Scorponok - Recolored Energon Scorponok, in Black Zarak-ish colors. Decepticon. Planet Jungle. Ships with Jetfire.
WAVE THREE - REVIEW
  • Cybertron Defense Red Alert - Missile tank (a la Machine Wars Soundwave). Autobot. Cybertron Autobot.
WAVE FOUR - REVIEW
  • Wing Saber - Giant A-10 that forms a backpack for Optimus. Called Sonic Bomber in GF. Autobot. Cybertron Autobot.
  • Sky Shadow - Decepticon recolor of Jetfire. Initially named Octane, then called Overcast. Decepticon. Earth Planet. Did not actually buy this one.
WAVE FIVE - REVIEW
  • Menasor with Heavy-Load - GF Moledive, not produced as a toy in Japan. Menasor is a fantasy drill car thing. Heavy-Load is a Mini-Con with a dump truck altmode. Decepticon. Giant Planet. Has some reported quality control issues with either the hips or the chest, but generally not both at once (so far).
  • CryoScourge - A recolor of Scourge, shipped in later caselots with Menasor. Guest review by Justin Anderson.
SUPER
    Called Leader Class, this is the $40 price point.

WAVE ONE - REVIEW

  • Optimus Prime - Like RiD Prime, the front becomes a robot and then can combine with the back end for a super mode. Vehicle mode is a fire truck, which can become a flying truck. Autobot. Planet Earth.
  • Megatron - Triple-changer, with race car and jet modes. Decepticon. Planet Earth.
WAVE TWO
  • Galvatron - The usual recolor of Megatron. Decepticon. Cybertron Key. I did not buy this, but Justin Anderson wrote some comments about his. I've added the techspecs and key code info.
WAVE THREE - REVIEW
  • Metroplex with Drill Bit - Construction vehicle/base. Autobot. Planet Giant. Drill Bit is not the same as the previous Mini-Con by that name, but is instead inspired by the old Leader-1 mold.
WAVE FOUR - Guest Review by Justin Anderson
  • Galaxy Force Optimus Prime - Recolor, mostly with blue changing to black. Storywise, this is Optimus Prime after the end of Cybertron.
SUPREME
    The $50 price point.

WAVE ONE - REVIEW

  • King Starscream - A massively scaled up version of the Galaxy Force toy, although we will reportedly be getting the regular one as well. Not actually marketed as King Starscream, but I call it that because he has the crown from the TF movie. Decepticon. Planet Earth.
WAVE TWO/THREE - REVIEW
  • Primus - Turns into Cybertron, complete with various important locations like Kaon and Iacon sculpted into the surface. Autobot. Has a uniquely colored Autobot Cybertron Key. Wave 2 comes with a damaged Unicron head accessory, Wave 3 does not. Both waves hit the U.S. at the same time, but in different locations, whee. My review is of the Wave 3 version. 11/4/06: Thanks to ShadowWing, I now have a Unicron head, and have updated this file accordingly.